Ernest Alfred Rogers: World War One Pilot (1918)

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Ernest Alfred Rogers: World War One Pilot (1918).

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Lieutenant Ernest (Don) Rogers in his Sidcot fur-lined flying suit and fleecy boots stands proudly next to his Sopwith Camel. This photograph was taken near Amiens in France in 1918. On the back are the words: Lt Ernest A. Rogers, No 3 Fighter Squadron, R.F.C. and R.A.F., at Bausieux Aerodrome, France (on the Belgium border), around September 1918, during the burning of Cambrai. With Sopwith Camel single seater fighter, powered by a Le Rhone 180hp rotary engine, armed with two vickers machine guns. This photograph was taken just prior to loading up with four 20lb Cooper Bombs. We were about to "lay eggs" on some hostile tanks. One of the jobs for those on C.O.P. (Counter Offensive Patrols). Ernest lost an eye in the war. He moved to New Zealand in 1923. Photograph from the collection of Carolyn Mooney.

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Ernest Alfred Rogers: World War One Pilot (1918)


First Names:Ernest Alfred
Last Name:Rogers
Date of Birth:1 October 1898
Place of Birth:England
City:Amiens, France
Year:1918
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